I know it’s snow from last year, but the following excerpt from today’s Edmonton Journal confirms what everybody knew, but nobody would really say. Too bad the team had to waste all that money, time and two seasons down the drain with a quarterback with a ‘dead’ arm who kept insisting, at least in the press, that it was okay.
EDMONTON - Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Jason Maas threw a flag for procedure Thursday on all those football reporters who have already penned the obituary on his playing career.
At 32, Maas figures he has at least a few more years of football left in him -- even with a medical chart as thick as the Toronto phone book.
"I feel normal again," Maas said upon completion of back-to-back practices on Thursday's Day 4 of Esks' training camp. "My arm, last year, was pretty much dead at this point.
"My arm is alive."
… Maas underwent the third major surgery of his career 18 months ago to repair his right throwing shoulder.
At one point, he couldn't even throw the ball five yards.
"The last couple of years, I would see a receiver run and not be sure if I could get the ball there," Maas said. "I would think I had thrown a good ball, but it would come up 10 yards short."